PS - Hike Deep Creek Hot Springs (Cancelled)

  • Thu, May 23, 2019
  • 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Hunter's, 302 E Arena Rd, Palm Springs, CA (carpool location)
  • 13

Registration

Due to inclement weather, this event has been cancelled and rescheduled to Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Hike Deep Creek Hot Springs near Hesperia, CA

  • Trail Length: 4 miles RT
  • Total Elevation Gain/Loss: 1,000 feet
  • Trailhead Elevation: 4400 feet
  • Difficulty Rating: Moderate 
  • Terrain: The trail is very narrow with steep drop-offs in some sections. There are two very steep sections. Some areas have loose sandy soil. Stream crossing may be up to 3-4 feet deep. The return hike is uphill with average slope of 8%

Meeting Location: 8 AM at Hunter's on Arenas - click here for Google map directions.  If you plan on driving direct to the trailhead you can find some directions on the Deep Creek Volunteers website - click here.  Let us know if you'll meet us at the trailhead (we'll wait for only a few minutes).  

Expected Time Of Return: 6:30 PM or later. We may stop in Yucca Valley for dinner 

Registration for this hike is required to acknowledge waiver electronically.

Road conditions to trailhead: Deep Creek is about 100 miles (2.5 hours) from Palm Springs and the last 6 miles of driving is on a dirt road where you should have a high clearance vehicle. We will park at Bowen Ranch which is private property Parking costs $5 per person (bring exact change). GPS coordinates for the Bowen Ranch House are: 34.363631, -117.162044 or N34 21.507 W117 09.871.  Click here for driving directions.

Getting to the hot springs themselves requires wading across a cold creek.

Bring: Ten Essentials (click here), water (2 to 3 liters recommended), lunch and snacks. Hat, sunscreen and layered clothing are recommended; something to sit on (a towel is good enough, gas money for carpooling, a five-dollar bill for parking. Sturdy hiking footwear and adequate drinking water are required. Carry Emergency Contact Information (ICE).

Carpooling is encouraged and may be available if offered by a driver at Hunter's. You are responsible for arranging you own transportation or ride share. If you do carpool, please contribute to the driver's round trip gas cost.

Weather Policy: Inclement weather cancels. We'll send a cancellation email out.

Deep Creek Hot Springs is a popular, clothing optional, skinny-dipping spot on U.S. Forest Service land. It's got (1) hot springs, (2) a cold creek, (3) beach-like areas and rocks to hang out on.

Photos:  Please ask before taking photos of people. Click here to see photos from some of our prior trips to Deep Creek.  

GOPS Naked Policy:  Click here.

Hiking Requirements: Click here.

Contacts:

ScottVPO-PS@GreatOutdoors.org (click here); or

EdWebmaster-PS@GreatOutdoors.org (click here)


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